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Chelsea vs Fulham - the stats

For the second weekend running the Blues face a London derby and we build up to the game with a collection of numbers and other details to arm yourself with ahead of Saturday's kick-off...


Chelsea vs Fulham head to head

Chelsea are unbeaten in the Premier League against Fulham in 19 games since our 1-0 defeat at Craven Cottage in March 2006 (Fulham’s only win against us in the competition).

We are going for seven straight league wins against Fulham for the first time. The current run of six achieved at Craven Cottage in January equalled the previous record set between 1950 and 1960.


Sir Bobby Robson, Johnny Haynes, George Cohen and Alan Mullery were in the Fulham side the only time they have won at Stamford Bridge in a top-flight league game, in March 1964.

Former Blues boss Bobby Campbell was the visitors’ manager on the other occasion Fulham came away from Stamford Bridge with maximum points, in October 1979 in the old Second Division.
 

Biggest league win for each team

Chelsea 4-0 Fulham - 1925/26, 1983/84
Fulham 3-1 Chelsea - 1976/77

Fulham’s biggest league win at Stamford Bridge is 2-0 in 1979/80


Last home league meeting

CHELSEA 2 FULHAM 0
Premier League, Stamford Bridge, 02.12.18, 12 noon

Chelsea (4-3-3): Arrizabalaga; Azpilicueta (c), Rudiger, David Luiz, Alonso (Zappacosta 78); Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic (Loftus-Cheek 66); Pedro, Giroud (Morata 70), Hazard
Unused subs Caballero, Christensen, Fabregas, Willian
Booked Azpilicueta 68, Morata 83
Scorers Pedro 4, Loftus-Cheek 82
Head coach Maurizio Sarri

Fulham (4-3-1-2): Rico; Christie, Odoi, Mawson, Le Marchand; Chambers, Seri, Johansen (Ayite h/t); Cairney (c) (Kebano 75); R Sessegnon (Kamara h/t), Mitrovic
Unused subs Bettinelli, Ream, Bryan, Cisse
Booked Odoi 54
Manager Claudio Ranieri

Referee Craig Pawson
Attendance 40,551


Chelsea stats

Chelsea are targeting a first home league win in three games.

Since Thomas Tuchel's first Premier League game in January, only Manchester City (36) have won more points in the competition than Chelsea (29).

Our clean sheet at West Ham was our 10th in our 14th Premier League match under Tuchel, equalling the quickest a manager has recorded 10 clean sheets in Premier League history.


Only Manchester City (24) have conceded fewer Premier League goals this season than Chelsea (31).

The Blues have lost only one of our previous eight London derbies, a 3-1 defeat against Arsenal on Boxing Day, winning six and keeping six clean sheets in that run.

Thomas Tuchel’s side have kept 16 clean sheets in our last 22 matches in all competitions.

Mason Mount has made more passes in the opposition half (1,095) and has attempted more crosses (152) in the league this term than any other Chelsea player.

Starting with the reverse fixture at Craven Cottage with Fulham in January, West Ham last week was the seventh time in 24 games in all competitions we have won 1-0. Our previous seven 1-0s took 188 matches.

No team has conceded more clean sheets in the Premier League than Chelsea (17, level with Man City).

Thomas Tuchel has become the first Chelsea manager to remain unbeaten in his first 11 away games in all competitions (eight wins, three draws).

Chelsea’s next penalty in the Premier League will be our 150th awarded to us in the competition.
 

Premier League scorers

Abraham 6, Jorginho 6 (6 pens), Mount 6 (1 pen), Werner 6, Zouma 5, Giroud 4, Pulisic 4, Chilwell 2, Havertz 2, Hudson-Odoi 2, Thiago Silva 2, Alonso 1, Azpilicueta 1, James 1, Ziyech 1, own-goals 2.

 


Milestone

Mason Mount made his 100th appearance for Chelsea in all competitions in Madrid on Wednesday.

Cesar Azpilicueta started his 400th match for the Blues in the same match.


Fulham stats

This season’s Premier League stats (33 games)
Most appearances: Areola 32, Cavaleiro 31, Anguissa 16
Most goals: De Cordova-Reid 5, Lookman 4, three on 3
Most assists: Lookman 4, Mitrovic 3, Anguissa 3
Most clean sheets: Areola 9


The Cottagers are 18th with 27 points from 33 games, seven points from Brighton and safety.
 
Fulham have dropped 13 points from winning positions away from home in this season's Premier League, more than any other side.

Fulham remain winless in 23 Premier League London derby matches (five draws, 18 defeats), although four of their five draws in this run have come this season (Tottenham, Crystal Palace and Arsenal).

Fulham have a better away record than at home this season, winning 17 points from 16 games on the road compared to 10 from 17 at Craven Cottage.

Sixty-four per cent of Fulham’s Premier League goals this season have come away from home.

Scott Parker’s side have conceded more fouls in the Premier League than any other side (423).

Since the Cottagers lost 2-0 at Man City on 5 December, they have lost one of their subsequent 10 away Premier League matches (Aston Villa on 4 April). In that run they won at Goodison Park and Anfield, as well as drawing at Tottenham and Arsenal.

Forty-two of Fulham’s 43 Premier League goals conceded this season have been scored from inside the box.


Premier League scorers

De Cordova-Reid 5, Lookman 4, Cavaleiro 3 (1 pen), Maja 3 (1 pen), Mitrovic 3 (1 pen), Aina 2, Andersen 1, Cairney 1, Lemina 1, Loftus-Cheek 1, own-goal 1

 

This will be Scott Parker’s first involvement in a match at Stamford Bridge as a manager. He last played here in the top-flight in September 2013, as a Fulham player which Chelsea won 2-0.


Fulham’s last Premier League game

Sunday 18 April
Arsenal 1 Fulham 1
Team (4-4-2): Areola; Aina, Andersen (c), Adarabioyo, Robinson; De Cordova-Reid, Anguissa, Lemina, Lookman (Reed 69); Maja (Loftus-Cheek 77), Cavaleiro (Bryan 84)
Booked: Andersen, De Cordova-Reid, Areola
Scorer: Maja 59 (pen)
 

Discipline

There are no suspensions.

No Chelsea players can now receive a suspension for accumulating yellow cards.

Premier League bookings list
Chelsea: Kante 7, Azpilicueta 4, Chilwell 3, James 3, Kovacic 3, Thiago Silva 3, Ziyech 3, Alonso 2, Christensen 2, Havertz 2, Mount 2, Pulisic 2, Zouma 2, Giroud 1, Jorginho 1, Mendy 1, Werner 1

Fulham: De Cordova-Reid 7, Andersen 6, Reed 5, Anguissa 5, Lookman 4, Robinson 4, Lemina 3, Loftus-Cheek 3, Mitrovic 3, Aina 2, Bryan 2, Cairney 2, Cavaleiro 2, Hector 2, Le Marchand 2, Tete 2, Adarabioyo 1, Areola 1, Kamara 1, Odoi 1

Referee and VAR

Referee: Kevin Friend
VAR: Darren England

Kevin Friend’s three other Blues matches this season were Sheffield United away and Leeds home and away.

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